The Wheel Deal

Fixing you up with life in the fast lane.
Posted: June 21st, 2013 | By Thomas Falkiner


To celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Le Mans 24-Hour, Oak Racing commissioned French sculptor and motor racing enthusiast, Fernando Costa, to build a once-off art car. After being given a bare carbon fibre LMP2 chassis with which to work, Costa went and clothed it in a special metal skin made entirely out of discarded road signs.

Held together by over 1000 rivets and 20 000 welds, this unique piece of automotive art took him two months to get right. Crowned the ‘official emblem of the 90th Anniversary of the Le Mans 24-Hours’ by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, Costa’s creation will be on display at Circuit de la Sarthe for the duration of the race. Its presence will also be felt on out the track as the No.45 Oak Racing Morgan-Nissan being driven by Jacques Nicolet, Jean-Marc Merlin and Philippe Mondolot has been painted in the exact same avant-garde colour scheme.


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